Vitamin D - Myths and Facts [news]
For the last 30 years or so, doctors (dermatologists in particular), health officials, beauty experts and many product companies have been demonizing the sun. They’ve told us to avoid it because without sunscreen, exposure to the sun’s rays will damage skin and cause cancer. But this oversimplification distorts the facts.
In the past few years,
numerous studies have shown that optimizing your Vitamin D levels may
actually help prevent as many as 16 different types of cancer including
pancreatic, lung, breast, ovarian, prostate, and colon cancers. And the best way to optimize Vitamin D levels is through safe, smart and limited sunscreen-free exposure to the sun.
For hundreds of thousands of years,
man has lived with the sun: Our ancestors were outdoors far more often
than indoors. We developed a dependence on sunshine for health and
life, so the idea that sunlight is dangerous does not make sense. How
could we have evolved and survived as a species, if we were that
vulnerable to something humans have been constantly exposed to for
their entire existence?